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La Crosse man sentenced to federal prison for meth


Madison, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A La Crosse man is sentenced to federal Prison for possessing meth.

Wednesday, U.S. District Judge William M. Conley sentenced 26-year-old Tang Vue to 63 months in prison.

Vue was arrested in La Crosse on December 8, 2011, after an investigation by police.

On that day, a La Crosse Police Officer observed a man who was wearing a black backpack. As the officer approached the intersection where the man was walking, the man took off running and was eventually identified getting into a taxi cab and leaving the area.

Upon stopping the taxi cab, law enforcement agents asked the lone passenger, later identified as Tang Vue, to step out of the vehicle.

Once out of the vehicle, officers conducted a pat-down search of Vue and removed a .22 caliber pistol with a fully loaded magazine from Vue's pocket. Immediately after officers retrieved the gun, Vue fled the scene on foot and was later apprehended by other officers.

After apprehending Vue, officers recovered two backpacks from the back of the taxi cab. Inside one of the backpacks, officers found approximately 80 grams of methamphetamine, 30 grams of MDMA (ecstasy), cocaine, marijuana, 29 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition, hundreds of empty zip-lock baggies commonly used to package drugs, and a digital scale.

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